Day One announced today that the nonprofit’s founder, Stephanie Nilva, will step down as executive director after 20 years of dedicated leadership partnering with New York City’s youth to combat dating abuse and domestic violence.
Day One is a not-for-profit working with young people to end dating abuse and domestic violence. Staff members say the demand for services more than doubled during the pandemic, and part of the increase may be a sign of the times.
Online platforms have also allowed sex educators to experiment with new ways of holding discussions. Rather than ask a question such as, “Why do you think it is important that we talk about consent?” and allow one person to respond, McDowell now uses the Web app PearDeck and asks everyone to type their answer in a text box. Afterward, she’ll read some of them and discuss the range of responses.
As we enter a new year, with many young people resuming remote learning, #HealMeToo is sharing an interview recorded in early fall, with insights, guidance and practical tips from Ashleigh Anderson, a Relationship Abuse Prevention Program coordinator at NYC’s Edward R. Murrow High School.
In this episode, learn about:
Teens and middle-schoolers’ specific vulnerabilities to tech abuse in this time
Creating boundaries when we’re at home and everyone’s connected 24/7
Why helping our kids can be tricky when we adults are enduring the same traumas, too
…And more! Watch or listen below.
Day One’s Executive Director Stephanie Nilva joined Zerlina Maxwell and Jess Mcintosh on Signal Boost to talk about the importance tied to increased awareness of domestic violence, especially since reported accounts are currently affected by the pandemic. They also discussed FKA twigs’ experience as a survivor and the steps she is taking to hold her abuser accountable.